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Advanced Juvenile Corrections

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Advanced Juvenile Corrections program is designed for juvenile corrections officers seeking advancement in the Juvenile Corrections field. Courses will focus on human development, adult-adolescent interaction, interpersonal communication, and the constitutions of the United States and the State of Arizona. Officers will also study basic psychological principles and sociology concepts.

Details

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Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Advanced Juvenile Corrections (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5185N
Total Credits Required
38
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate ethical behavior to include integrity, respect, dignity, fairness, humaneness, and principles of restoration and rehabilitation.
  2. Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning.
  3. Synthesize sources of information to make timely assessments.
  4. Analyze the basic theories of human development and personality.
  5. Summarize the principles of effective communication.
  6. Determine the effects that stress has on behaviors and identify factors to control stress.
  7. Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data within the corrections field.
  8. Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively.
  9. Engage in appropriate interactions with culturally and socially diverse groups within the corrections population.
  10. Practice professional standards appropriate to the corrections function and the overall field of criminal justice.
  11. Assess the safety of the inmates and personnel in a custodial environment.
  12. Respond to critical incidents and crisis within the corrections/detention facility.
  13. Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, and knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, with emphasis on the juvenile corrections system.
  14. Apply aspects of mental and physical conditioning for personal safety, wellness, and proficiency.
  15. Apply local, state, and federal legal standards, including statutory and case law, as it relates to juvenile offenders.
  16. Examine the United States Constitution and the state of Arizona Constitution.
  17. Summarize the organization and power of federal courts, state courts, county courts, and municipal courts.
  18. Summarize how psychology is applied in real world situations with diverse populations.
  19. Analyze the effect of race/ethnicity, sex/gender, and age on social inequality.
  20. Summarize the fundamental concepts of social organization, culture, socialization, social institutions, and social change.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

$50,940

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

This program is offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required for admission.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
LET112 Introduction to Juvenile Corrections Critical course Gateway course 2
LET113 Juvenile Corrections Procedures 2
LET114 Juvenile Corrections Officer Skills 3
LET115 Crisis Intervention in Juvenile Corrections 2
LET116 Adolescent Treatment Issues 3
LET117 Juvenile Corrections Supervision 3
LET118 Legal Issues in Juvenile Corrections 3
LET120 Juvenile Corrections Housing Unit Operations 2
Note: Completion of the above courses fulfills the requirements of the CCL in Juvenile Corrections (5829N)

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CFS205 Human Development SB 3
CFS277 Adult-Adolescent Interaction 3
COM110 or
COM263
Interpersonal Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication SB or C, G, SB 3
POS220 or
(POS221 and
POS222)
U.S. and Arizona Constitution or (Arizona Constitution and U.S. Constitution) 3
PSY101 or
PSY132
Introduction to Psychology or Psychology and Culture SB or C, G, SB 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology SB 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM110 or
COM263
Interpersonal Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication SB or C, G, SB 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology SB 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CFS205 Human Development SB 3
PSY101 or
PSY132
Introduction to Psychology or Psychology and Culture SB or C, G, SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CFS277 Adult-Adolescent Interaction 3
POS220 or
(POS221 and
POS222)
U.S. and Arizona Constitution or (Arizona Constitution and U.S. Constitution) 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Advanced Juvenile Corrections (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=150961).


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